Brendan Dowler

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Quick Facts

How acquired
Spinal tumour
Date of Birth
Wed, 31/01/1968
Corrimal, NSW
Business Analyst
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Best World Rank
Games Experience
Athens 2004, Beijing 2008
Andrew Gaze
Career Highlights
Silver medal at Athens 2004, gold at Beijing 2008
Greatest Moment
Gold medal at Beijing 2008


Brendan Dowler is one determined and successful man. One of four siblings from New South Wales, he is a self-labelled senior member of the Australian wheelchair basketball team

After reaching his sporting goal of making the Australian team, Brendan was given some icing on the cake, winning a silver medal at the Athens Games. Beijing was even more fruitful as the Australian team won gold, breaking their 12 year gold medal drought. Winning a Paralympic gold medal is his greatest achievement; marrying his wife is the only event that rivals his gold medal.

Brendan’s talent does not end with basketball. He has a degree in IT and spends most of his days working with self-confessed “geeks”. He loves earth and sea pizza and has recently spent some time trying to get his vegetable patch up and growing.

For now, Brendan is enjoying the feeling of being a Paralympic gold medallist and is not thinking about his wheelchair basketball future. When the domestic league resumes in 2009, Brendan says he will contemplate his future then.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 1.0